Indiana University Bloomington

Arts Council » Ceramics


Hi, my name is Jessica Steinhiser and I am the ceramics coordinator. In the Collins ceramics lab we offer everything you may need to make beautiful pieces of pottery. We provide the clay, a huge selection of glazes, a fully functioning electric kiln, and seven electric wheels, all of which are already included in your Collins activity fee. In addition to the materials, our knowledgeable student coordinators can teach you everything you need to know, whether you want to make gifts for family and friends or become a pro on the wheel. We offer a selection of weekly open lab hours where our coordinators are present as well as an option to be trained for a key list, meaning you can come to the lab any time you want. We also offer several events each semester ranging from a bowl drive to benefit a local nonprofit to holiday gift-making workshops in the winter. The Collins ceramics lab is, without a doubt, a place unlike any other on campus. It is a place to relax, a place to socialize, and a place to express yourself in a fun and new way. You can contact me at


My name is Chayton Jareb Friesen. I am from Goshen, Indiana. I am majoring in Animal Behavior and minoring in Studio Art. Some of my passions include pottery, woodworking, listening to music, and being in nature. As a ceramics coordinator, I am here to answer any questions you may have about ceramics. If you have an idea for a project, but aren’t sure how to approach it, I am always happy to help in any way I can. You can find me in the studio during my open hours or email me anytime at